- On Tuesday, I cancelled my online sub, which, at $150, seemed not worth the money I've been spending on it.
- On Wednesday, UPS delivered a box of wine from WSJ Wines, my husband's new way of getting a lot of wine (relatively) on the cheap.
- And all week long, I've been cribbing content for free from AllThingsD, the WSJ's headline-making conference about digital, which features streamed interviews with, well, anyone who is anybody in media and technology, from NBC's Jeff Zucker to Microsoft's Steve Ballmer (below), who used the conference as the platform to launch Bing, the company's new "decision engine."
So, while I have many reasons to wish for a subscription model for online newspaper content (not the least of which is that my husband works at a WSJ competitor), the truth is it doesn't take an online sub for me to experience the WSJ brand. Good news for me. Not necessarily good news for it.